Recent Examples of trapezoid from the Web
Floors require specialized cuts with trapezoids and tiny triangles at the edges, and cabinet makers have a tough time working with curved walls.
The screen and speaker wrapped in a chunky trapezoid of plastic have more in common with the cathode-ray TVs your parents grew up with than any gadget from this decade.
The easiest way to pull off this trend is to incorporate geometric shapes—like hexagons, triangles, and trapezoids—by using fondant pieces, painted patterns, or other edible items.
Just three school days after her brother was shot in the head and killed on Milwaukee’s north side, Nevaeha Ware was back in class trying to focus on geometry and the differences between squares, trapezoids and parrallelograms.
The red-brick trapezoid former bank building that for years has stood out like a sore thumb on North Main Street near the Historic Stockyards will be razed soon to make room for a six-story Springhill Suites by Marriott.
That means that the dovetails on either side of a corner form a sort of trapezoid and are connected by a slanted track.
Just to the upper left of the lopsided trapezoid is the very bright planet Jupiter.
Almost all use arithmetic, but several make baffling references to trapezoids.
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Origin and Etymology of trapezoid
New Latin trapezoïdes, from Greek trapezoeidēs trapezium-shaped, from trapeza table
First Known Use: circa 1706See Words from the same year
TRAPEZOID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trapezoid for English Language Learners
: a four-sided shape that has two sides that are parallel and two sides that are not parallel
TRAPEZOID Defined for Kids
Definition of trapezoid for Students
: a flat geometric figure with four sides but with only two sides parallel
Medical Definition of trapezoid
: a bone in the distal row of the carpus at the base of the index finger—called also lesser multangular, trapezoid bone, trapezoideum
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